Care and unconditional solidarity in the struggle for the right to housing.

Fürsorge und die bedingungslose Solidarität im Kampf für das Recht auf Wohnen Kommentar zum Workshop “Learning and Struggling in Pandemic Times von Sandrine Woinzeck See below: French Version: Soins et solidarité inconditionnelle dans la lutte pour le droit au logement Die gesellschaftliche Organisation und Gestaltung von Care-Arbeit steht mehr denn je zur Debatte. Im Workshop “Learning and Struggling in Pandemic...

Panel Discussion “The Istanbul Convention is ours”

Panel Discussion “The Istanbul Convention is ours” – with Activists from TURKEY & GERMANY & GREECE Due to Turkey’s official withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention on July 1st, we invited three activists to discuss the consequences of the recent developments in Turkey and beyond. During the discussion Özlem Kaya from UnitedforIstanbulConvention gave a run down of the recent events, as...

Organizing with tenants and fighting rightist resentments

Organizing with tenants and fighting rightist resentments. A Case Study from East Germany by Leon Rosa Reichle and Peter Bescherer Through two neighborhood case studies in the rapidly upgrading East German city of Leipzig we discuss political implications of urban restructuring. Scrutinizing tenants’ rightist and racist reactions to the housing question, we argue that residential alienation affects people’s sense of...

Learning and Struggling in Pandemic times

Learning and Struggling in Pandemic times May 21st and 22nd 2021 The pandemic, like other unfolding and coming ecological crises, profoundly reshapes the terrain upon which social movements operate and emerge. By bringing researchers, activists, and researcher-activists into dialogue, we discussed different terrains of struggle over housing, reproductive rights, and ecology. Our aim was to facilitate an exchange of concepts,...

Gleanings: The Kaleidoscope of Catastrophe

Recently, I announced my intention to write a long essay about Malm to a circle of degrowth communists. One, a researcher and activist of US pipeline struggles, was exasperated at Malm’s apparently contradictory embrace of a strategy of pushing the capitalist state to do the right thing in Corona, Climate and Chronic Emergency (2020) and his stringent support of sabotage in How to Blow up a Pipeline (2021).